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The Nurses Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2003

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Fitness of nurses supplied by an agency

12.—(1) The registered person must ensure that no nurse is supplied by the agency unless—

(a)he or she is of integrity and good character;

(b)he or she has the qualifications, skills and experience which are necessary for the work which he or she is to perform;

(c)he or she is physically and mentally fit for that work; and

(d)full and satisfactory information is available in relation to him or her in respect of each of the matters specified in Schedule 3.

(2) The registered person must ensure that the selection of a nurse for supply is made by or under the supervision of a nurse and that in relation to the nurse carrying out the selection full and satisfactory information is available —

(i)except where paragraph (3) applies, in respect of each matter specified in paragraphs 1 to 8 of Schedule 2;

(ii)where paragraph (3) applies, in respect of each matter specified in paragraphs 1 and 3 to 9 of Schedule 2.

(3) This paragraph applies where an individual has applied for a certificate referred to in paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 but the certificate has not been issued.

(4) The registered person must ensure that every nurse supplied by the agency acting as an employment business(1) is instructed that when working for a service user he or she must at all times wear identification showing his or her name, the name of the agency and a recent photograph.

(1)

See section 121(1) of the Act for the definition of “employment business”.

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